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I knew there was water on Mars months ago, says Ridley Scott

Technically Incorrect: The director of "The Martian" says NASA showed him revealing photos of the Red Planet while he was in production for the new movie.

By September 29, 2015


Beautiful new photos of Pluto show terrain, atmosphere

Pluto revealed to be "surprisingly Earth-like" in photos newly arrived from the New Horizons probe.

By September 17, 2015


President Obama roams Alaska with, oh, a selfie stick

Technically Incorrect: Posting to Twitter and Instagram, the president wants to highlight climate change. But a selfie stick? Is that wise?

By September 2, 2015


Google, researchers use your photos to make time-lapse videos

A team uses 86 million public photos to create nearly 11,000 videos of landmark sites, pioneering a new field they call "time-lapse mining."

By May 18, 2015


Exploring Ireland's beautiful, moonlike Burren territory

CNET's Michael Franco spent a month exploring the weird and wild landscape located on Ireland's western shore, learning its secrets both above and below ground.

By April 28, 2015


The Week in Pictures: Megapixels and melting glaciers

The 41-megapixel Nokia Lumia 1020 sets smartphone cameras free, a human-powered helicoptor flies, and a satellite image gives a new look at the melting Pine Island Glacier. Plus: Robotic humans and spiders.

By July 13, 2013


Antarctic glacier calves 280-square-mile iceberg (pictures)

Shrinking at a rate of 300 feet each year, the Pine Island Glacier alone is responsible for an incredible 7 percent of the world’s recent sea level rise.

6 Images By July 11, 2013


Check out this Earth yearbook, as seen from space

Landsat 8 has just completed its first year in operation -- and it's already recorded some fascinating changes on Earth's surface.

By June 6, 2014


Planets with a drunken wobble could be more lively

The wackier a planet's wobble, the more likely it could be to sustain life and keep from going full Popsicle, according to new research.

By April 17, 2014


Pivothead Durango (glacier blue)

Pivothead's pricey Durango video-recording eyewear is a fast, easy way to shoot Web-friendly POV movies.

By June 26, 2012

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